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Maximum Warp…Punch It (A Star Trek Review)

May 4, 2009 8 comments

poster_poster3Well, it’s finally here: several years of waiting has finally culminated in the new “Star Trek” movie beaming to a screen near you this week. 

You can be jealous: I’ve already seen it twice (yeah, twice…it was better the second time, and I’ve a feeling it might be better still when I’ve seen it the third time…and then even better the fourth…okay, suffice it to say, I liked it, I liked it a lot.)

I’m too young to have grown up watching “Star Trek”: I’m sure many of the people going to see this film are. But my childhood was built around a lot of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Deep Space Nine” still holds a special place in my heart (along with my DVD collection, and anytime I manage to catch any re-runs…but enough of the space-station love.)

Anyway, my main concern can be set aside: my childhood remains intact, and there were a hell of a lot more moments in there that were faithful to the series rather than shitting all over it. (To be honest, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” could learn a lot from this film.) Instead of worrying, what I got was this awesome romp, this fun, intelligent and well put-together film and…well, did I mention I loved it.

In case me saying “I loved it” didn’t quite do it for you, my full review is below. (Until I get a few more votes on this poll, I’m sticking with my marks out of five grading system) and this gets a shiny 4/5 (but it’s more like 4.99999/5)

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To Boldly Go Where…People Have Been Going For 40 Years

March 7, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m still undecided about the new Star Trek…the film will be awesome, I know that, but…but it’s no DS9 movie. I wish there was a DS9 movie.

Still, it’s JJ Abrams, which will make it intelligently awesome, and it’s got its fair share of eye candy, in terms of stars and awesome action scenes.  It kinda makes me want to go look for (and buy) the Original Series (and the movies from the Original Series) on DVD.